Postmenopausal Bleeding

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My mum is 52, she recently started bleeding again after about 2 years and I managed to convince her to see a doctor. This was yesterday. Today the hospital rang informing her that the GP put her through as urgent and her appointment for a ultrasound and biopsy is tomorrow! She came in crying and panicking that maybe the doctor saw something and that's why everything is so rushed. At her appointment yesterday she was told to "prepare for all scenarios because it's the first sign of cancer" and now this and we are all terrified. I was wondering if anyone experienced anything like this? The urgency and being told to prepare for worst case.

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    Hiss Jessica try not to be too anxious this is normal GP always refer fast track I had the same it is good they on the ball mostly it’s a hormone balance I have had in off from age 52 now 55 I am on hrt not sure if your mum is . It does happen so common as easy for say for me not to worry as normal too but so many women bleed peri menopause and good they are checking I have had 4 scans 2 biopsy’s still have bleeding on off but I was also very scared . Sending lots luck x
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    Hi there, 

    This happened to my mum too, she went for all the tests including biopsies etc and all was ok. She was then put on HRT and felt great too! 

    Try to reassure her that her doctor will be covering all bases and many good doctors do the same. 

    Hope all goes well tomorrow. 

    AJ. ❤️

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    Ah your poor mum bless her . I had the same thing and i to was terrified i was fast track had to go and have a vaginal scan and all was ok . These things happen to women and dont no why . And i am sure you mum will be ok . It's good that they are checking .they sent every one who has post bleeding for scans xx

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    That is horrible! It is not unusual at all that women have break through bleeding even after not having a period for a year or more. I personally know women who missed a year and suddenly had a heavy period. It does not mean it’s cancer. Please don’t assume the worst. Should she have tests done? Yes! For her own piece of mind. I have found hospitals to over dramatize things, that has happened to me. Got me all stressed out for nothing! Take care and I wish your mum the best!

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